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If you like to hike, love nature, want to stay fit, want life long friendships, like to travel, love adventure, love history and want to be part of a club celebrating over 50 years of passion and the opportunity to hike more than 2,000 times a year with 600 of your closest friends ....then the Indianapolis Hiking Club is for you!

Come take a closer look at what might be the best first day of the rest of your life. Learn more about us. Better yet, review our hike schedule and join us on any hike as a guest. Everyone 18 years or older is welcome, no invitation is necessary and there is no fee, but please no pets. We hope to see you soon!

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December and January Hikes and Trail Blazer are online
The December 2015 and January 2016 hike schedule is now available on the website at hike schedule. The 2015 Trail Blazer report showing all members annual and lifetime mileage is available at Trail Blazer.

Bicentennial Logo Merchandise Now Available
Our online Logo Merchandise Store has been updated to offer you the choice of two embroidered logos: the new 2016 Bicentennial State Park Hikes logo or the standard Club logo (man and woman hiker). The site includes a broad selection of warm and cold weather apparel, hats and tote bags. Show your support of the Bicentennial SP Hike series by purchasing apparel sporting the new logo. The online store will walk you through the purchase process.

New Membership Achievement Award
The Board of Directors recently approved a new Membership Achievement Award (the eleventh award), which will be awarded to any member who recruits three or more new members during the Club year. The member who brings in the most new members will not have to pay dues the following year. Winners of the Membership award will receive the same recognition as other Achievement Award winners. The new member application on the Forms page of the website now includes a place for the applicant to name the member who most influenced them to join the Club. If you invite a guest to a hike and they subsequently join, request that they recognize you on the application form.

If you have any old new member application forms that you have been handing out to guests, please destroy them and use the new form on the website.

Consider Orienteering
The Indiana Crossroads Orienteering Club has an open invitation to IHC members to learn about the fun sport of orienteering - navigating the woods with a map and compass. Check out their website and consider attending one of their events. Hopefully, we will be able to schedule a joint event with them in 2015. There is a nice overview of Orienteering at the top of the hike schedule page.

Discounts for Club Members
The Runners Forum offers IHC members a $10 discount for running, walking and trail shoes. Simply show your IHC badge. Merrell Shoes at Clay Terrace mall in Carmel also offers members a 10% discount.

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